Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Director Dick Lester does an astute job of orchestrating several rock 'n roll and jazz performers in this musical drama oriented to the teen set, but worth watching for anyone who loves the music from this era. The thinly-laid plot centers on two teens in a small town, Helen and Craig (Helen Shapiro and Craig Douglas) who decide to rebel big-time when the stuffy mayor wants to ban jukeboxes, especially the one in the local café -- egad. So the daring duo make their way to a variety of recording studios to round up the likes of Terry Lightfoot and his New Orleans Jazz Band, Chubby Checker, Del Shannon, and many, many others. They want to put on a show that will convince the town and its mayor that this is great music -- audiences are likely to be already convinced.
rescue, death-in-family, family-abandonment, orphan, mother